Born in 1949, Stefano has been a train enthusiast for many years.
He retired as an Italian Ambassador on December. 31, 2012.
He lives in Todi (Umbria, Italy).
He speaks English, French, Spanish and German.
His diplomatic experience includes serving at the Embassies of Italy in Bonn (1976-1980), Washington DC (1986-1989, 1996-2001), Moscow (1980-1983, 1989-1993).
He was Deputy Diplomatic Counsellor to the President of the Republic of Italy (2003-2004) and Inspector of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2004-2008).
He was appointed Ambassador of Italy to Belarus (2001-2003) and to Bulgaria (2008-2012).
He is an Artist: he currently works as a photographer, sculptor, architectural and naval modeller.
He has exhibited in twelve personal exhibitions, and participated in more than thirty collective exhibitions. His works have been published in many magazines and catalogues. He is organizing exhibitions in Italy and abroad.
He has been interested for decades in steam locos: collecting models, building train circuits and live steam model locos.
He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the World Association of Tourist Trams and Trains (WATTRAIN), Consultant for International Matters of the European Federation of Tourist and Museum Railways (FEDECRAIL), Member of the Italian Federation of Tourist and Museum Railways (FIFTM).
He is President of the Circolo Velico Tiberino sailing club on Lake Bracciano (near Rome), and Member of the club Società del Whist – Accademia Filarmonica in Torino.
He is Consultant for International Matters of the International Center for Cultural Co-operation.
Studies: Baccalaureate at the French Lycée Chateaubriand in Rome. Degree in Political Sciences at Rome University.
Military Experience: Lieutenant in the Italian Mountain Troops